Wedding season is in full swing, and many of us are looking forward to reuniting with family and friends to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and new additions. If you’re shopping for presents this summer and you need inspiration, here are some gorgeous gift ideas.
Gifts for the home and garden
If you’re looking for ideas for couples who are preparing to tie the knot, or you have friends or relatives that take great pride in their homes or gardens, there are some fabulous gift ideas around. Whether you want to buy something to unwrap or an experience, you can choose from books and guides, accessories and soft furnishings, vouchers and subscriptions for plants or gardening and design magazines, or statement pieces, such as a painting for the living room or a hanging chair or loveseat for the patio. Always think about the recipient when buying gifts and try to find items or experiences that will complement their interests and style.
Personalised gifts are ideal for shoppers searching for thoughtful, unique presents. Adding a personal touch makes the gift special and it can also help to ensure that you don’t duplicate. You can buy everything from personalised alcohol gifts and customised cushions, hampers and mugs to bespoke clothing, kitchen accessories and framed prints. Take time to explore ideas and browse products, and think about what your friend or family member likes to do, eat, drink or wear before making a decision.
Experiences and excursions
Sometimes, it can be difficult to find a gift that doesn’t seem generic or run-of-the-mill, particularly when you’re looking for something for those hard-to-buy-for relatives or friends. If you’ve got a sibling who has everything, or you always struggle to find presents for your partner or your dad, experiences are a great option. From foodies and adventurous souls to sports and music fans and those who love to shop or cook, you can buy vouchers, plan experiences and excursions or organise a day out. As many of us haven’t seen friends and family in a long time, it’s an excellent idea to try and get together. Options range from spa weekends, cocktail making classes and hot air balloon rides to track days, tickets to sports matches or concerts and skydiving.
If you’re racking your brain to find a perfect birthday or wedding gift, and you can’t seem to get away from crockery, socks, perfume or candles, why not think about buying a subscription or a membership as a gift? You can subscribe to everything from chocolate and flower deliveries and food hampers to beauty treats and magazines. You could also treat your loved ones to a membership. If they love going to museums, stately homes or galleries, for example, have a look online and see if you can sign up for a year’s admission or lifelong membership.
Summer is in full swing, and many of us are looking forward to celebrating special occasions and making up for lost time. If you’re shopping for birthdays and anniversaries, or you need inspiration for a wedding present, why not consider these gorgeous gift ideas?